While it’s easy to bash George W. Bush (and rightfully so), today’s new breed of Republicans – most notably the tea party affiliated ones) make Bush seem like a moderate by comparison. Heck, even ideas Republicans supported not too long ago have suddenly become “radical liberal socialism.” Nowadays with conservatives we’re having debates over proven science and fighting battles over whether or not businesses should be allowed to discriminate simply because someone is gay.
But a constant within the Republican party has been their opposition to hikes in the minimum wage. Hell, for many conservatives they oppose the minimum wage altogether.
Well, former 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney had a few words to say about the minimum wage, and I don’t think many Republicans are going to like what he said.
Romney kept it simple when he said, “I part company with many of the conservatives in my party on the issue of minimum wage. I think we ought to raise it.”
Interesting. Didn’t the GOP largely run Mitt Romney as their candidate for his vast knowledge of what it takes to run a successful business? In fact, wasn’t that essentially his entire platform as a candidate?
Yet here he is, just over two years later, essentially saying that the Republican party is wrong when it comes to the minimum wage. So not only are Republicans ignoring over 70 percent of Americans who want a hike in the minimum wage, but their most recent candidate for president has come out in favor of raising it.
You know, the guy they said knew how to run this country because he was such a “brilliant” businessman.
Alright, so now what’s their excuse? An overwhelming percentage of Americans want to see the minimum wage go up, and their most recent presidential candidate (a person they claimed really knew how to run a business) has now come out and said there needs to be an increase.
So for those keeping score the majority of the American people want an increase in the minimum wage, the current president does, Democrats in Congress do and the man Republicans had hoped would be president right now does – it seems the only people who don’t are congressional Republicans.
And these are the people who say they’re representing the American people? Yeah, as long as they’re incorporated.
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